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Geotags, aerial synths, street synths… capturing events as they happen. If you can mark it on a map, then this is the place to talk about it.


Topic: Bing Map Dive In Feature

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Farinosa (Over 1 year ago)
Hi,
I am wondering if there is an easy way to link my photosynth to the Bing Map dive- in feature.  Currently, one has to go the Explore tab on Photosynth, click on Find Synths on Bing Maps,and then manually zoom in on your geotagged area until it comes up.  This is a cumbersome process that would be made better by having Dive-In featured on the actual Photosynth of interest. If you click on a Photosynth of interest now, it allows the viewer to see location in Bing Maps at the bottom left of the screen.  When you click on location, all it currently shows you is the UTM and the geotagged location.
Thanks
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, Farinosa,

Indeed, the map thumbnail on geotagged photosynths and panoramas previously used to link to the Bing Maps Photosynth Map App which would load up the pushpin for the synth or pano in question when you had clicked through to Bing Maps from Photosynth.net which you could then choose to dive into. 

Sadly, this functionality broke during a recent update to Photosynth.net or Bing Maps and since there is next to no visible development on Photosynth, chances are not good of this being repaired anytime soon.

When the Photosynth Map App for Bing Maps originally shipped, I was a big proponent of being able to optionally view Bing Maps as a backdrop to a geotagged synth (as is still partially seen in the geo-alignment test tool in the synth editor), but this has yet to be released as a feature.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
If you really want the link for viewing a geotagged synth or a pano on Bing Maps, go ahead and use the map thumbnail link on Photosynth.net, then zoom in until you're quite close to the ground, then click Map Apps in the upper left corner of Bing Maps, and choose to open the Photosynth Map app. The pushpin for the synth or pano that you're after should appear in the middle of the screen and allow you to dive or fade in.

From there, if you're looking for an easy way to link others to your pano or synth embedded in Bing Maps, you can use the 'Share' link at the upper right of Bing Maps.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Also, if you want another way to start browsing Bing Maps for photosynths and panoramas from Photosynth.net, then you can click 'Map Apps' in the upper left corner of Bing Maps and choose the Photosynth map app.

If you want a shortcut to jump straight to that, just memorize http://bit.ly/photosynthcoverage
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